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Hedge Funds – An Introduction

This course looks at the key characteristics of hedge funds and provides an outline of the development of the hedge fund industry. It then discusses the key players in the hedge fund industry and the roles they perform.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Define what a hedge fund is and describe the main characteristics of a hedge fund

    Identify the key players in the hedge fund industry

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Hedge Fund Characteristics

    What Is a Hedge Fund?

    Key Developments

    Strategies

    Success & Growth

    Hedge Fund Highs & Lows

    Characteristics of Hedge Funds

    o Returns

    o Legal Structure

    o Fee Structure

    o Derivatives & Leverage

    Regulatory Environment

    Topic 2: Hedge Fund Players

    Hedge Fund Investors

    Investor Considerations

    Hedge Fund Management

    Hedge Funds as Clients

    Prime Brokers

    Other Third Parties

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    60 Minutes

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